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Empress Eugénie's influence on fashion came very much from her far from ordinary  life, says Alexander Fury

Johnson's call-ups upset Gloucester and Saints

Clubs denied key players as they prepare for ties with Heineken Cup spot at stake

Robinson is keen for the Scots to start scoring tries

There were more than a few eyebrows raised at the Six Nations launch in London last week when Marc Lièvremont ventured to suggest that Scotland were the "All Blacks of the north".

Redpath starts to plot course for better things

Gloucester 23 Biarritz 8: Gloucester coach says win over Basques is 'best performance of season so far'

Paterson: Ulster clash is pivotal

Edinburgh full-back says team must conquer poor away form to progress

Peter Bills: Which French team will turn up to the Six Nations?

In little ways on different days, the pressure mounts.

Heineken Cup round-up: Kearney's tries keep champions on course

The Heineken Cup holders, Leinster, are heading for an interesting match against London Irish at the Madejski Stadium on the penultimate weekend in January. The Irish team's 39-7 win against the Scarlets at the Royal Dublin Showgrounds brought a bonus point to match the one the Exiles picked up against Brive, keeping the two sides level at the top of Pool Six. It should be a rather entertaining case of winner takes all on the final weekend of pool matches.

Salary cap set to end Top 14 exodus

French league's plans will level playing field with poor relations this side of Channel

French leaders must step up to dual challenges

The Heineken Cup returns tonight after a two-month break with this year's early pacesetters from the Top 14 at risk of peaking too soon

Robinson chases an autumn clean sweep against Pumas

Last week there was an historical score to settle for the Scottish nation. This time it's personal.

Johnson desperate to avoid a mauling

England manager knows a heavy defeat against All Blacks today could leave his coaches on the brink and his own position under even greater scrutiny

Erinle replaces Geraghty for England Test

Ayoola Erinle will make his first England start after replacing Shane Geraghty at inside centre in the team to play New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday.

Hartley hooks a starting berth

Northampton No 2 goes head to head against master scrummagers Argentina

Johnson driven to blood red-rose rookies

Tait and Foden among those discarded for Test with Australia as only five seasoned England internationals survive the cut

Hunt heads to Aussie Rules via French rugby union

Australian rugby league star Karmichael Hunt has touched down at French rugby union club Biarritz in a move that leaves him one step closer to achieving a unique sporting treble.

Cherry and Whites mesmerised by magic touch of Ngwenya

Biarritz 42 Gloucester 15
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee